Thanks for filling in more of the background, Mike'sgirl.
One thing I had read on Harris' website is that she was adamant that she would never make Sookie a vampire and that she will age normally. She could always change her mind, but she seemed pretty dead set that the vamping of Sookie is not in the cards. As you mentioned, they could end up adding a new love for her down the line, but I think she'll end up with Sam as the books come full circle. Of course, having watched True Blood before reading the books, I have sort of tainted views of the characters.
All in all, I think Sookie is kind of hard on all the boys. Maybe Eric is the only one who can truly handle her...lol